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Image of a blue coin with the inscription 'I.O.U, 1861' on the coin. Caption: "New Southern Coin."
J. Magee. 316 Chestnut St, Phila.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Money--Confederate States of America
The Confederate states and government printed paper currency; however, it rapidly depreciated in value throughout the war. In 1861, the Confederate government made plans to create a Confederate coin, however the project never transpired. This postal cover mocks the flawed financial situation of the Confederate states throughout the Civil War.
Printed envelope, 3 x 5.5 inches, Alfred S. Lippman Collection of Civil War postal covers, Manuscripts Collection 993, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Louisiana Research Collection.
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.